Tag Archives: Brazil

Too Much Candor Can Be Awkward

The Belgian street artist and graphic designer who goes by the enigmatic moniker Monk HF has been sharing some brutally honest travel posters on social media. The ongoing series challenges travelers to address uncomfortable issues, such as pollution, war, migration, animal exploitation, … Continue reading

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Social Networking

The beloved British author Douglas Adams suggested that a towel was a massively useful thing. Now a Brazilian collective has created a towel that can bring strangers together and help them build a real life social network. The Toalha Social … Continue reading

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A Book Is A Ticket To Ride

In an effort to encourage more people to read, Brazilian publisher L & PM Pocket gave away a collection of paperback books that doubled as subway tickets for the São Paolo transit system. The ten different titles, ranging from Sherlock … Continue reading

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Digital Graffiti

The brilliant Brazilian street art duo known as VJ Soave describe their work as “digital graffiti”. The peripatetic pair travel the globe unleashing whimsy and spreading joy from specially equipped tricycles that they call Suaveciclo. Illuminating buildings, sidewalks and streets, … Continue reading

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Street Art With Occasional Satellite

The British street artist known as INSA has earned some renown for his brilliant GIF-ITI mural pieces. You can see some of his very cool work below and on his tumblr. But he has upped his game big time with … Continue reading

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Boeing Boeing

Brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo (aka Os Gemeos) became legends in the street art community back in 2011 when they painted an entire train. Now they’ve topped themselves by painting an entire Boeing 737. The twin brothers completed the colossal … Continue reading

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Books Are A Stepping Stone

The celebrated Brazilian street artist Walter Nomura—aka Tinho—completed these wonderful pieces last fall in Frankfurt, Germany. Beginning as a grafiteiro at the tender age of 12 and gained notoriety in his home country with moving wall art depicting missing and … Continue reading

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No Place for Superman

São Paulo, Brazil now offers a reason to use a public phone rather than your mobile. Sponsored by Brazilian telecommunication company Vivo, Call Parade is a collaborative art project that uses public phone booths as its medium. One hundred phone booths … Continue reading

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Maravilhos Rio: The City of Samba

This magical and mesmerizing tilt-shift film of Rio de Janeiro, titled The City of Samba, was created by Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli during the 2011 Carnival. The music was also produced by Agnelli. The film’s fabulous illusion of miniaturization … Continue reading

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